As you know we love our adventures and like to try new things all the time. Even though it is winter and the weather has been up and down we still like to get out. As long as you have warm winter clothing and footwear then anything goes. I have seen some fab winter coats at OD’s designer clothing whilst browsing on online. They also have a fab selection of winter clothing accessories.
We like to keep busy over the winter months in many ways here are a few of our favourites –
Winter treasure hunt
This is one of our favourite things to do. We go the local park and I set the ankle biters a challenge of things to find. They both get a basket each and head off to find a variety of things including conkers , different colour leaves , feathers , pine cones and any other interesting items they can find. This activity can last for hours which is great and they actively run around to find these bits and get so excited when they do. At the end of it we usually go for a hot chocolate as a treat and prize for finding all of the items. They need heavy winter coats for this to keep them snug and warm.
Forests can be amazing in the Autumn months , the colours and smells are just amazing and there are so many leaves to jump in to. The little ones love to make leaf angels and spend hours chasing each other with mounds of leaves. We try to make a day of this and take the camp stove and make cups of soup to go with our sarnies to re fuel.
This is a fab activity to keep the little ones active and outdoors. We usually do this in the forest and start with collecting sticks , branches and twigs. We build them in to a triangle wigwam shape. They love this and seeing the end product that they have made themselves gives them so much joy.
We love a good mountain walk but it can get so cold so a good coat and accessories is a must. We tend to choose the child friendly trails and not go too far out in case one of them gets fed up or too cold. We always take a flask to warm us up half way through the walk.
We make sure we always have a good umbrella , puddle suits and wellies wherever we go.